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Experiential Tools | Added on June 28, 2018

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Wood is an important renewable resource in Québec. Did you know that most structures made of wood include wood fibre that has been processed to make it a stronger, more durable and less expensive building material? This activity guide will introduce you to the technical careers that are needed to convert harvested logs into products such as laminated beams, plywood and torrefied wood. You will try out a simple exercise simulating what a wood engineer would do to evaluate the structural properties of wood and you will play the role of a project manager defending the use of wood as a building material for a new stadium.

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forest engineer grading hardwood logs lumber grader saw filer sawing sawmills sawyer softwood wood processing tool kit

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Vocational training

  • Pulp and Paper - Operations (5762)


  • Forest Technology (190.B0)

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  • Architecture

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